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stretch for boeing. how the dreamliner mishaps will affect the jet maker in the long run. switching gears at the consumer electronics show - why automakers are stealing the spotlight. plus, oscar nominees come out today. our critic's predictions on who will score big with the academy this year. and, stocks one wall street firm calls sure bets. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's thursday, january 10th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: snap back: after two sessions of selling, stocks rallied wednesday on the heels of better-than-expected earnings from monsanto and alcoa. investors are liking facebook. the stock surged above $30 wednesday on word the company will reveal a mystery product next tuesday. that's the highest its been since july, but still below the $38 ipo price. and, labor secretary hilda solis is resigning from her position with the obama administation. stocks made a comeback. jared levy of joins us now with some comments on that. what do you think? is this the beginning of something bigge
a wake-up call for boeing as its dreamliner problems continue. in today's cover story, plugging into the consumer electronics show. what new technologies are turning heads this year. is the housing market setting up for a breakout year? revealing the truth behind anti-virus software. why the protection may still leave you at risk. and, earnings season kicks off. what traders are watching. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's wednesday, january the 9th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: alcoa turns a profit. the first dow component to report in the fresh earnings season posted a profit of $242 million despite weak prices for aluminum. the sell-off in the market continues. the major indicies all fell yesterday. telecom stocks were among the biggest losers. gold rallied, while oil flatlined. president obama is expected to soon name his next treasury secretary. white house chief of staff jack lew is said to be high on the list. the irs will accept 2012 tax returns starting january
. they're not the only retailer under pressure this morning. jcpenney capping a bad week. >>> boeing under official view as a probe is taken on the plane. a cracked inshield and oil leak. >>> remember a cheaper iphone? a top apple executive said forget it. the company continues to focus on china. >>> we'll kick off with wells fargo, kicking off q4 results. the lending business came in a little bit lower than many analysts expecting. the numbers coming out after american express announced plans to cut 5,400 jobs and the s&p closed at fresh five-year highs. jim, it's been said, wfc, probably the most important report of the week. what kind of grade do we give it? >> the whisper was they weren't going to do this anyway. i don't know anyone would think they would -- people were certainly thinking because the stock market was 32, 35. maybe somebody knew something. but in the end, they didn't do the net margin. the numbers will come down. people will trim numbers on wells fargo. it is still the best bank. they have too much money. the deposit growth here is unbelievable. but in this enviro
exchange. nicole: i could always use a good start. let's take a look at boeing in particular. still down for the week. you may remember over the last two days we have covered boeing and the 787. liner. not good news. we have seen the stock selling off. today making a little bit of a comeback. up about 3%. they had a fuel leak and an electrical fire. you do have one analyst touting the stock while others are saying get on the sidelines and take a breather on this one. back to you. melissa: thank you so much. fox business stock alert. shares of gm hitting a 52 week high. the automaker is doing "internal plumbing" to become more profitable. lori: toyota is the world's largest automaker in the last year. it is tough. melissa: morgan stanley said to weigh out more than 3000 workers. charlie gasparino all over this. we will talk to him about this coming up next. lori: take a look at the dollar. stronger across the board today. we are back after this. ♪ at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn
of aidentifying. the head of aig, show bob benmosche here exclusively on the other side of the break and boeing says it has extreme confidence in the 787 dreamliner. how safe are they following the string of recent mishaps? top industry experts will join me. stay with us on the "closing bell." ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing the all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. thor gets great rewards for his small business! your boa! [ garth ] thor's small business earns double miles on every purchase, every day! ahh, the new fabrics. put it on my spark card. ow. [ garth ] why settle for less? the spiked heels are working. wait! [ garth ] great businesses deserve great rewards. [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with double miles or 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet? [ cheers and applause ] [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ [ indistinct shouting ] [ male announcer ] time and sales data. split-second stats. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ it's so close to the opti
to where the growth is, and a sign that margins may face more pressure? >> yet another setback for boeing and the 787. canceling a domestic flight after a computer erroneously signaled a brake problem. >> clearwire gets a bid. dish network offers 3.30 a share above sprint's offers. david faber has the details on this story. sending sprint lower in pre-market trade. >>> results from alcoa last night, rising in the pre-market after reporting fourth-quarter profits in line with estimates. revenues above forecasts. alcoa says it sees aluminum demand growth ul 7% this year. the previous forecast, jim, 6 to 6.50. not bad if you're looking for something global out of 2013. >> what europe taketh away china giveth. the ceo has really spent a huge amount in china. whether it be for autos, aerospace, whether it be for trucks, are so bullish, that they can offset whatever's happening around the world globally. remember, there's two components to alcoa. there's also the raw stuff which he said inventory is getting in balance. that's very important. and you've got the packaging, industrial, constructio
. >>. >> shep: on aj increasingly prayer, boeing running into turbulence with the new dream liner to from a fire to a fuel leak today. it's looking scary. dan? >> reporter: certainly a lot of bad news for boeing in the 787 from improperly installed wiring to a fire in boston yesterday and today's fuel leak in the same city boston. japan airlines flight was preparing to leave to tokyo when it leeblgd about 40 gallons of jet fuel. it was towed back to the gate. the plane is officially still delayed. most serious happened on a flight yesterday. all the passengers and crew were off the plane when a maintenance worker noticed smoke in the cabin. it was coming from the battery that powers the plane when the engines are off. it eventually exploded and put took 20 minutes to put out the fire. there was a serious fire during a test flight, back in 2010. last month there were three less serious mal functions, one diverted landing in new orleans. they ground add plane and then united took a plane to replace a power panel and generator. >> these are all electrical issues, but it appears to me that these are
over 100 points the last couple of trading days. today up about 73 points. you are seeing boeing bouncing back. in technologies, healthcare, hewlett-packard some names are helping the dow along. dagen: thank you very much nicole. connell: then there's samsung which has the popular galaxy phone. it's been a headache of sorts for apple and iphone sales. we're going to talk to samsung's product manager about that. that's coming up next. dagen: how about apple coming out with a lower end cheaper iphone maybe. big story in "wall street journal." the judge is here on tracking your kids at school, a new court ruling on rfid tags and why kids might have to wear them. take a look at completely unrelated, but hey, if you're going to europe, what's the exchange rate on the euro. >> 21 minutes past the hour i'm gregg jarrett with your fox news minute. more than 50 people injured after a high speed passenger ferry hit a dock in lower manhattan this morning. the ferry reportedly struck the dock pulling into the pier opening a large gash on the side of the ship's bow. vice president joe biden c
on the stands and culture of the swiss bank. >>> then we'll head to detroit for the latest on boeing after fuel leaks and a fire involving their 787 dreamliners and a boston airport. >> and oil, as well. >>> asia demand is growing, the oil price may act as a break in the world economy. the energy revolution will have a global impact in oil flows toward asia. and the global shift is underpinned by huge energy investments. we are going to be talking about u.s. energy. >> yeah -- exactly. we're also seeing reports about how u.s. oil import will be at the lowest in 25 years. there is a change afoot. >> i guess that's what the iea head is saying, asia is going to take more of the u.s. demand. >>> to earnings. yes, alcoa swung to a fourth quarter profit matching forecasts. results were helped by stabilizing raw aluminum prices. higher prices and cost cutting. revenues down 1.5% to $5.9 billion. that did beat estimates. alcoa is also slightly boosting its 2013 global demand forecast from 6.5% to 7%. kleinfeld says growth in china is coming back and europe is doing better than expected. the stock up 1.
points now. boeing down 3%, caterpillar, verizon weighing on the dow jones industrials. awaiting on alcoa to be the first to report the earning season, and, affect, so many names we are watching closely, however, right now, we are certainly right near the lows of the day, and the nasdaq down after a percent like the s&p 500. i want to take a look at the retailer, sears, in particular, which we tack about the sales over the season. holiday season, which was not as bad as some of the analysts expected, and now there's a change at top, the ceo stepping down because the family medical issues, and now the chairman's going to be stepping into that ceo role. analysts, of course, follow the company closely with the stock down 5% right now. back to you. melissa: any cole, thank you. eia cutting oil demand growth forecast today raising the u.s. crude price estimates about a dollar a barrel for this year for the impact on the price of crude today, going to the pits of the cme, phil flynn, there in the pits, what do you think of the estimates? >> you know, i think it's great news. you know, not only
questions about benghazi as well. thanks very much. >>> the boeing 787 is called the boeing dreamliner but why it's not so dreamy. why one flight was canceled today just as it was about to take off. hmmm. uh... yeah, can you find a take where it's a bit more dramatic on that last line, yeah? yeah i got it right here. someone help me!!! i have a flat tire!!! well it's good... good for me. what do you think? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> napalm, trip wires and more frightening details about the alleged gunman in the colorado movie theater shooting. lisa sylvester is monitoring that and other stories. >> wolf, prosecutors today detailed the way the alleged shooter, james holmes, booby-trapped his apartment with napalm. there was a trip wire attached to glis rin ready to cse a fire from carpets soaked in gas. in one call you can hear at least 30 gunshots in just 27 seconds. in other news, bow's new 787 dream liner is dealing with another incident at boston logan's airport a day after a fire broke out, today another flight was canceled a
. >>. >> shep: back to days of trouble for the number one aircraft maker boeing and 787 dream liner. according to officials at logan airport, a japan airliner spilled nearly 40 gallons of fuel moments before it was to take off. a fire broke out in the belly of a different airliner at logan filling the cabin with smoke. springer. it has had all kinds of problems? >> it really has. it has a series of electrical problems starting with a fire at a test flight back in 2010. yesterday's battery fire, everyone was off the plane when they discovered smoke in a cabin and traced it to a battery compartment. lithium battery, when the engines are off had overheated. in december there were three less serious problems. one forced a diverted landing in new orleans and one grounded a plane and united ground add plane to replace a power panel and gin rateder. >> it's all electrical power. that generates a lot of heat, just enormous amount of heat that has to be cooled. if you don't cool it then you have failures in the electronics bay. you have failures in the systems >> reporter: boeing says the problems are
to begin with the plane boeing says will define the future of the air travel. but for the last month or so, if you've been following this with us, the 787 dreamliner has made most of its headlines really for all these mechanical problems. here is just the latest, just a couple of hours ago, this japan airline, 787, was preparing to leaf above then when it started leaking fuel. so guess what happened? flight had to be canceled. and just yesterday morning, same airport, boston's logan airport, small fire broke out on yet another japan airline 787, just about 30 minutes after its arrival from tokyo. all the passengers and crew, they had already left the plane, but there is still a lot to talk about when we talk about what is supposed to be the revolutionary jet. let me begin with sandra endo, watching today's issue for us from washington. sandra, what happened now? >> yeah, brooke. a new day, a new problem for boeing's marquis airplane, the dreamliner, just before noon us is, the pilots of jal flight 007 scheduled nonstop from boston logan airport to tokyo, reported a fuel leak on the runway.
on the runway. no, not "america's top model." boeing, a series of problems with dreamliners. and u.s. equity futures pointing to a positive start to wall street. it's january 9, 2013. "squawk box" begins right now. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and andrew sorkin. i can't talk today. shares of alcoa getting a boost after the company's quarterly report. fourth quarter earnings matching expectations. revenue did come in better than the street was expecting. the country's largest aluminum producer says that it is cautiously optimistic that demand for the metal will continue to grow in 2013. among the catalysts, they're looking at strong sales to aerospace and construction customers. alcoa executives are keeping a cautious tone as worries linger about the budget battles in washington. >> you look at the businesses, you actually see that the endowment dow stream businesses are hitting new records profitabilities. another quarter of that and record year. that's great. when you look t upstream where it's basically about the c
back this morning, dream on. a fire sparks new safety questions about boeing's 787 dreamliner. >>> then, turning the tables. after getting a huge taxpayer bailout, why aig might try to sue the government. >>> and then, wrong way ride. what happened when a crowded escalator suddenly changed direction and went out of control? >>> welcome back. the banking industry is clearing up more of the housing meltdown mess. ten, major u.s. banks are agreeing to pay $8.5 billion to settle charges they unfairly foreclosed on millions of homeowners. some of those homeowners may get some of that money. bank of america on its own is paying $11.6 million to fannie mae to settle other claims. >>> and the huge insurance company bailed out by the government may now sue the government. "the new york times" reports american international group is thinking about joining a lawsuit that says the bailout deal cheated shareholders out of tens of billions of dollars. aig's board will decide tomorrow. >>> the new boeing dreamliner may be turning into something of a nightmare. an empty japan airlines 787 caught fire s
think that boeing should be worried. the airlines are building their system around this airplane. this is become more of a bad dream than anything else. the worry is will your airplane be at the date getting fixed. neil: i'm not worried about getting fixed as much as a dime. [laughter] >> when we add them up, we see a lot of them. all the airlines have ordered record numbers. they will eventually be put online. should i be worried? >> i think there should be something. the fuel leak in boston, as an example -- [talking over each other] >> they would be losing fuel. it could be very serious if you are overblown or somewhere and you have nowhere to land. boeing does have issues than just these problems here. will those airplanes be there for the customer on time? they have some problems to deal it. neil: you know, i always wonder. we had a guest talking about the 737. they were largely minor in the beginning. most incidents were relatively minor, as you say. but what is going on -- this type of series of problems compared to other airlines. >> the 747 had major problems a long time
in the last hour. boeing, it is moving higher by about 3%. this after it fell yesterday after concerns of an incident with a 787. boeing today moving up. and executive coming out with some comments saying that these problems are typical. it is really no big deal. we reassure you everything is under control. hewlett-packard is moving. that stock has surprised a lot of people over the past seven-ten trading sessions. moving higher today. no dow we will ask paul otellini about their relationship going forward. the losers today, bank of america. down about 3%. a price target of about $12. newmont mining falling about 2%. gold is also moving lower. netflix is falling by about 2%. bank of america reiterating it under perform rating. back now live to las vegas. i wanted to point this out to you. this area used to be microsoft. last year, microsoft for the first time, pulled out a ctf. guess what, a chinese company moved right in. they snapped up the property. every single inch of it. this stuff is expensive. intel never left. here is intel's booth. this is called the altar book tree. i am joi
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and diabetes. >>> first it was fire, the next day it was leaking fuel. what is going on with boeing's dream liner? >>> our second story "outfront" iran in chuck hagel's corner. the defense minister applauding president obama's pick for the defense chief, saying we hope there will be practical changes in america's foreign policy and washington becomes respectful of the rights of nations. hagel's comments about iran have become lightning rods. critics point back to his push in 2005 for direct negotiations with iran and to his past statements like in 2006, when he said i would say that a military strike against iran, a military option, is not a viable feasible responsible option. i believe a political settlement will be the answer. 2005 and 2006 was a long time ago. his views have tempered perhaps, who knows. "outfront" tonight, peter brooks, former assistant secretary of defense and john avlon. let me start with you, peter. obviously the iranian government loves to get involved in these things at times and stir the pot. they seem to love to do that. but how much does this seeming endorsement
problems for boeing's new high tech plane. the 767 dream liner. a dream liner had to be brought back to the gate at boston logan airport today. the jet started leaking fuel on the runway. the incident comes a day after an electrical fire broke out on another dream liner at the same airport. boeing says it's cop rating with the ntsb in the fire investigation. >> barry diller back to dreaming -- streaming service. ario planning to expand as legal battles drag on. right now it's only available in new york city. also announce it's raised $38 million in funding. broadcasters have appealed and new york judge's ruling that ario does not appear to violate copy write rite law. turning now to trading stocks retreating for a second day. investors await aid draw at corporate earnings season. shares pushing your bloomberg silicon valley index slightly lower. and here is a sign the economy may be improving from the global business travel association. usa today reports companies are expected to shell out more on business trips this year. apparently there is pent up demand to sit face-to-face with c
market has been going up. i don't think it is measure everything boeing into the stock market. mutual fund numbers can be somewhat deceptive sometimes. i think the market needs to show positive performance before the fun numbers start to look better but i don't think it necessarily needs it. certainly didn't in 2012. sandra: john, i want to ask you about the commodities you just mentioned. looking at gold prices. we've seen some interesting movement there. they have been underperforming stocks to start off the year. i spoke to george girl row the over at rbc today. he says he believes we'll turn back to the basics. the commodity market will focus on the weak dollar which tends to boost commodities. it will focus on the low interest rate environment and we'll see a pop in these commodities again. is that your play? >> gold is special. i think, don't think of gold as a commodity. think of it as a currency. i think that is what the world's fourth or fifth currency, it will gain more popularity. everyone wants to deflate their currency. other commodities we need a stronger economy. could
a rough week for boeing's newest jet. today a 787 dreamliner flight is canceled for an error message about the plane's brakes. on monday, a japanese airline, a 787, caught fire at boston's logan airport. the fire started in the battery compartment. no one was on board. and then on tuesday, another japanese airliner 787 was canceled, this time because of a fuel leak. >> hey, that japan air may know it, but they've got fuel or something spilling out the outboard left wing there quite a bit. >> sandra endo joins us now from washington. tell us more about these incidents. they're now under investigation, right? >> well, carol, the string of irregularities for boeing's marquee plane, the 787 dreamliner, is certainly a concern for the manufacturer. the plane is the first commercial airliner to be made mostly of carbon composites, or plastic, which means it's a lighter plane that boeing says uses less fuel than conventional airliners. well, boeing says it is working with ntsb investigators, looking into monday's fire on a japan airlines 787 at boston's logan airport. the fire involved the batteri
to get the secretary of state to drop it on russia or chinese leaders about boeing or lockheed? how does that happen? >> this is where the washington turf battles come in. actually, ostensibly, this is the job of the commerce department. there has been a program created right after the cold war called commercial advocacy. where major corporations, big companies can like boeing and lockheed, because they were the -- you know, the only company in their market, could apply to the commerce department and basically get officials to lobby for them and be their corporate cheerleaders for clearance. and you're talking about for government contracts. so if pudin -- these are government officials in other countries making the decisions to buy billions of dollars of airplanes from boeing. so hillary clinton is the one who gets to meet them and that means something. or the secretary of state does. so what clinton has done is she said, well, we're going to try to take some of this portfolio from the commerce department, because we're bigger -- the commerce department has been without a confirmed lead
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of a massive plane at logan international airport. turns out to be a boeing dreamliner. well the national transportation safety board is now launching a full investigation. this could be just one of several problems with the dreamliner, which was launched with so much fan nare. dan springer has details for us from seattle. >> reporter: yeah, jon the national transportation safety board has a team in boston right now investigating what they are calling a 787 boeing smoke event. it happened shortly after all the passengers and crew had got even off the plane at logan airport. they had just taken a 12-hour japan airlines flight from tokyo. a maintenance worker smelled smoke and traced it to a compartment near the back of the dreamliner which holds the lithium battery that powers the plane when it's not flying. a battery eventually exploded, the cabin filled up with smoke but nobody was hurt. had this happened during a flight it could have been catastrophic. it adds to the list of electrical problems the 787 has experienced since there was a major fire during a test flight in 2010. in decembe
menu, boeing may be in for more trouble over its 787 dreamliner. the latest glitch to hit the jet, an dreamliner grounded in tokyo because of a systems error message in the cockpit. yesterday, a dreamliner had to be towed back to the gate in boston because of a fuel leak. yet another jal dreamliner filled with smoke on monday after landing. luckily passengers had disembarked. and last month, a united dreamliner was diverted to new orleans over mechanical problems. boeing executives have extreme confidence in the 787. >> like me brand-new airplane program, the first year or two years in service, there are issues we have to work through. and i can tell you that the 787 is in the same family as our other leading airplanes, the 777 as an example. >> i've taken a couple of flights on these new dreamliner 787s. they are sweet, no question about it. at $200 million a pop, boeing has a lot at stake. it has 800 of the planes on order from airlines, but dogged by production delays and now these mechanical glitches since it debuted in late 2011. whether these problems are typical or not, the
trouble tonight for the plane that's being called the future of air travel. the boeing dreamliner. this was the scene on the runway in boston yesterday. firefighters boarding an empty dreamliner after a fire. and today, in boston, again, on a dreamliner, 40 gallons of fuel spilling onto the runway. 178 passengers were on board. >>> and now, what's being called a slap in the face for american taxpayers. is it really possible that the insurance goliath aig may sue the u.s. government, less than five years after taxpayers saved the insurance company from bankruptcy? abc's david muir is here with the story. >> reporter: this is really something, diane. in fact, as one economist put it today, if aig sues the government now after that giant taxpayer bailout, it would be the equivalent of a patient suing their doctor for saving their life. insurance giant aig, bailed out by the american taxpayer, just days ago launching this brand new marketing campaign, with three simple words. >> thank you america. >> thank you america. >> thank you america. >> reporter: but now, after thanking america
with hamid karzai at the white house. >>> there's a bad dream for boeing this morning. another 787 dreamliner jets had a problem. this time, a fuel leak. it was the second incident for the dreamliner in as many days at boston's logan airport. on monday, a fire started in a battery on a japan airlines jet while it was being readied for another flight. iceland air confirmed it had to restrain a passenger because he was hitting people, screaming profanities and spitting. you might remember there was a spill picture of the guy last week. now, this cell phone video has surfaced. passengers claim the man had drunken an entire bottle of duty-free liquor. he was met by police when the plane landed in new york. >>> on capitol hill, the new question may be how low can it go? meaning how far can public opinion of congress continue to sink? 9% of people in a new national survey had a favorable view of congress. and the public policy poll put lawmakers up against notoriously negative things. and found that congress is less popular, less popular, than cockroaches, traffic jams, root canals, even lice. >> m
, try to avoid large crowds and get the flu vaccine. more on the flu in a moment. >>> another boeing dream liner has run into problems. canceled after they discovered the problem with the braking system. this has been fires and fuel leaks and now this. an aviation expert says these issues are typical. passengers don't need to worry and pilots have been operating with an abundance of caution. >>> federal judge has approved a plea deal that will send a business man to joil for trying to export missile parts to iran. he has been sentenced to 33 months in prison. his attorney tells "outfront" he hopes his client will only have to serve four to six months in the united states. he thinks he's likely to serve little to no jail time. >>> it has been 524 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? a source tells cnn, president obama will nominate white house chief of staff to succeed timothy geithner. >>> a hero's welcome for a suspected terrorist. the only person jailed in connection with last september's deadly attack in benghazi is now free. and there
day for boeing, wow! a fuel leak forced a japan airlines 787 to cancel takeoff and return to the gate in bo done. in that weren't bad enough, united airlines reportedly found a electrical wiring problem on one of the 787 jets. the same electrical issue caused a fire to break out on an empty 787 in boston yesterday. >>> to our top story a debt ceiling disaster could be coming sooner than expected. a new report by the bipartisan policy center says without congressional action the u.s. will smash into its borrowing limit as early as mid-february. are we doomed to default or will lawmakers be able to get the ball rolling and solve this crisis? i don't know. we have a money power panel to help us sort it all out. the former tennessee governor, phil bredesen, from the fix the debt committee. douglas holtz-eakin formerly of the cbo and evan bayh, former senator and fox news contributor. wow what a power panel. i hardly know where to start. phil, you think it is appalling we gotten this far. why? >> i just think play games, the political games with the faith and credit of the united states is
going lower yesterday, boeing talking about turning things around, leaving the dow today. perhaps shares oversold on the news. >>nicole: they had breaks, a ful issue and electrical fire. one of the analyst said to get in and buy it on the dip. bank of america put them on the upside helping the dow and bank of america weighing heavily. ashley: home builders popping nicely today, a lot of analysts strong on housing this year. nicole: positive on the group overall, many homebuilders hitting 52-week high, 200, 300%. sandra: close out another trading session. let's go ahead and see how things have wrapped up. the dow up to 61 points, s&p 500 up three and three quarters of a percent or one quarter of a percent, the nasdaq composite up one half of 1% or 14 points. the rustle up one half of 1% as well. ashley: facebook small rise. now up after delivering the third quarter results. sandra: and one of the biggest etf losers today moving lower as natural gas itself falls more than 3%. ashley: the solar names are shining today. china will more than double the solar capacity this year. among the top
. >> all right, brian, thanks very much. interesting and important stuff. >>> the boeing dream liner hasn't been in the air very long. in fact, the first delivery of one was fewer than 16 months ago. that's why a fire in a battery compartment of one plane is now so troubling. cnn's renee marsh is here working this story. what happened? >> this plane had just landed in boston from tokyo around 10:00 this morning. passengers deplaned. and the next set of passengers were ready to board when a mechanic inspecting the aircraft smelled smoke and called firefighters. they found heavy smoke in the cabin. and a fire in the underbelly of the aircraft. the flames were in a small electronics bay where batteries for an auxiliary power unit are kept. one of the batteries exploded. firefighters were able to extinguish the fire with a special flame retardant. firefighter suffered skin irritation. no passengers were hurt. the return flight to tokyo was canceled. we should also tell you the ntsb, the faa, as well as boeing and the airlines, they are all investigating the cause. >> i take it here too, this
. >>> a nightmare for boeing amid safety woes for the company's much anticipated dreamliner. nbc's ron mott has more from logan international airport in boston. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. double trouble for japan airlines and boeing over the past 48 hours here at logan as both companies investigate exactly what went wrong. two days in a row at boston's logan airport, a japan airline's jet has landed in the news. on tuesday, a new 787 full of passengers and already headed toward the runway had to turn back to the gate after pilots learned jet fuel, about 40 gallons, was spilling from the left tank on to the tarmac. monday, a different 787 parked at the gate following a flight emptied of passengers and crew began smoking. a fire down below that ntsb and boeing investigators have traced to the auxiliary power battery unit. >> it was a moderate fire condition in the modern avionics department that included the batteries and some of the electronic equipment. >> reporter: according to reports, one firefighter was injured battling monday's fire. boeing said of the fire, quote, nothing
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a nightmare of a week for the dreamliner. the faa is investigating two recent problems with the boeing 787. that's afternoon a -- after a fuel leak from boston yesterday and in a separate incident on monday, a batpry for one of the plane -- battery for one of the planes caught fire. the investigation begins days before the first dreamliner flight from the bay area. they are scheduled to have the plane here leave san jose and fly to tokyo. >>> the big announcement involving barry bonds expect in the three hours from now. we're about to find out if baseball's all-time home run king has been voted into the hall of fame. ktvu's tara moriarty joining us live from san francisco. you've been on this since 4:this morning. tell us more -- 4:30 this morning. tell us more about the controversy and the vote. >> reporter: the vote seems split. some experts say bonds should be in. others are saying he has three strikes against him, sportsmanship, integrity and character, those are all things players are judged on. today, baseball writers will have to weigh in on the fate of three very prominent players.
the aig crisis first started, people tried to explain the aig inter connectivity. to boeing, to air bus. there is a whole bunch of inter connectivity. >> aig fell basically, if wall street fell, we would lose jobs o and on and on and and on. it happened. because of that we were at 8% unemployment, you know. so the fact that after all of that, these folks, after being -- after being saved, especially the board of directors, they received profits. their stocks went up pennies. it didn't because of the federal government: the fact that they want to sue the federal government, it's just, you know, there really is no silver lining in these clouds. >> also it address did some of the disfunction of how corporate law and corporate principles clash with basically civic understanding. >> responsibility. >> responsibility. so in other words, it is true that there is legitimacy to this lawsuit in the courts. a sober judge has let this suit proceed as far as it does. the board of directors have two obligations, the duty of loyalty and the duty of care. they have t
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obama on friday at the white house. >>> and "the seattle times," boeing is investigating problems with its 787 dreamliner after back-to-back days of mishaps. jed one of the jets spilled about 40 gallons of fuel at logan airport. the day before an exploded battery sparked an electrical fire on board a different dre dreamliner plane also at logan airport. >>> the tsa has implemented a new program that selects passengers based on their behavior and allows them to use a special lane to get through screenings more rapidly. the system builds on the precheck program which allows passengers deemed low risk to go through security without taking off shoes, belts and jackets or removing liquids or laptops from their carry-on. >>> in "the new york times," the next call to the bull pen may most likely be from a cell phone. as part of a new sponsorship deal with t-mobile. stadiums will begin to disconnect the land lines that have been around for decades and exchange them with smartphones. >> no. >> i think that's just a stupid idea. >> remember the one at fenway? so cool. >> networks around sta
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